Emeralds look their best when clean!
|Care for Emeralds: We guarantee the quality materials and workmanship of all of our emerald jewelry. Our lifetime designs will last longer only if you wear and take care of them properly. This means not only using caution and common sense when wearing emerald jewelry, but also making sure it is cleaned, repaired and stored in a proper manner. These tips are useful for your emerald jewelry and for all fine jewelry.|
|Care for emerald jewelry starts with proper wear. This means knowing when to put on your jewelry and when to take it off. Put jewelry on after applying makeup, body lotions, perfume and hairspray. Avoid touching emeralds or precious stones directly with your hands because skin oils dull their appearance. Remove your emerald jewelry if you’re going to practice sports or do any manual labor, such as gardening, painting or chores at home. Rings or bracelets can be easily broken or bent if they catch or hook on fabric. Emeralds (and even diamonds!) can chip or crack if they’re knocked against a hard surface. If you wear earrings, it’s usually best to remove them while sleeping or when having your hair styled.|
|Dirt buildup may hasten the life of your jewelry. Visit your local jeweler at least once a year to have your fine jewelry professionally cleaned. In addition, your jeweler can spot any worn prongs, loose stones, faulty clasps or other potential problems and fix them before they become a serious problem.|
|If you did not purchase your emerald from Emeralds & jewelry corp. I will give you the same advice that any other jeweler would give you about how to clean your emerald jewelry: Do not use ultrasonic or steam cleaning machines. Use only soapy water. If your emerald has visible large oiled cracks, it is possible for the oil to leak out and the cracks or the natural flaws coming to the surface to become more visible. Remember, it is not the emerald that is fragile, but the unstable enhancements. Please note that we cannot accept responsibility for any damage that may befall your jewelry in your attempts to clean it.|
|Cleaning emerald jewelry at home: Your jewelry can be left overnight in a bowl of room temperature water and a grease removing soap. The following day, rinse the piece with warm (not hot) water. Using a soft toothbrush, brush lightly on the emerald’s underside and around the prongs to loosen dirt and grease. Never use solvent cleaners like acetone. Most of these are not compatible with the oil treatment of emeralds. Please note: this is a cheap and safe procedure ONLY if you bought your emerald jewelry from http://www.emeraldsandjewelry.com because we know the high quality of the emeralds we sell to our customers. Our stones are not cracked emeralds and do not contain refilled pits. Each emerald is hand selected and we guarantee that the quality will not change over the years. You can wear your emeralds every day and clean them as often as described here without worry of being ruined.
|To remove soapy water residue, especially under the gemstone, when the piece is made we normally clean our emerald jewelry using an ultrasonic machine for no more than fifteen seconds and steam clean (for no longer than five seconds), emeralds should not be routinely subjected to high temperatures. We never use solvents like acetone or other chemical substances during the cleaning process.|
|Jewelry is vulnerable to damage while it’s being worn, but it can also suffer damage if not stored properly. Although diamonds are the hardest precious stones, they still aren’t free of accidental scratches. Diamond jewelry can also scratch softer stones like emeralds as well as gold and platinum. For this reason, it’s important to wrap individual jewelry pieces in tissue or place them in separate compartments in a jewelry box so they don’t come in contact with each other.|